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Morata confirms he could return to Atlético Madrid

As Diario AS recently reported, Juventus have yet to specify that the striker will be staying with them next season: “Sometimes, players have no choice”.

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Once again, Álvaro Morata was decisive for Juventus - his stunning strike against Fiorentina, just 30 seconds after coming on as a sub, helped the team avoid what would have been a costly defeat. But despite his performance, the Spanish forward appeared a little irritated when he attended Sky after the game. “Nobody remembers the goals if they don't help the team to win. I'm a bit serious because I don't like it when we don't win, we're having a difficult year and it doesn't matter who plays or who scores, we need results,” he explained.

Morata took his tally for the season to 17 goals and 12 assists in 39 games - positive figures, which has earned him praise from coach Andrea Pirlo and director of sport, Fabio Paratici. But his future remains very much up in the air. As Diario AS recently reported, Juve don;t want to exercise their option to buy him for 45 million euros and are deliberating whether to pay the 10 million euro fee to extend his loan for another season or bring in a more economical option.

"I'm happy at Juventus" - Morata

If that happens, Morata will have to return to Atleti. The player admitted today that his future is still uncertain: “Everyone knows that I'd love to stay here for the rest of my career but football is a business and sometimes footballers don't have the chance to choose what happens. I'm a professional and I will give everything I've got while I am here, I am happy at Juve”.

At the end of his interview, Morata was asked his thoughts on this week's Champions League semi-final between two of his former clubs, Chelsea and Real Madrid. Su respuesta fue tajante: “I've got no idea, I'm not interested. With my full respects to both clubs, I'm not really thinking about that: I am not keen on watching Champions League games when we have been knocked out. We should be there in the semis”.